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Bike-sharing launched in congested Beirut

BEIRUT: Lebanon launched a bike-sharing programme in its capital, Beirut, on Sunday, hoping to cut down on its┬ánotorious traffic and pollution. The scheme aims to eventually allow users to rent and return bicycles at 25 automated stations distributed across the city. For now, a single station is operating in central Beirut, with limited cyclist lanes available to those looking to beat the traffic. Prime Minister Saad Hariri officially inaugurated the scheme, participating in a bike ride and pledging to organise…